Recent advances in the surgical care of breast cancer patients

Abstract

A tremendous improvement in every aspect of breast cancer management has occurred in the last two decades. Surgeons, once solely interested in the extipartion of the primary tumor, are now faced with the need to incorporate a great deal of information, and to manage increasingly complex tasks. As a comprehensive assessment of all aspects of breast cancer care is beyond the scope of the present paper, the current review will point out some of these innovations, evidence some controversies, and stress the need for the surgeon to specialize in the various aspects of treatment and to be integrated into the multidisciplinary breast unit team.

DOI: 10.1186/1477-7819-8-5

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@inproceedings{Mascaro2010RecentAI, title={Recent advances in the surgical care of breast cancer patients}, author={Alessandra Mascaro and Massimo Farina and Raffaella Gigli and Carlo Eugenio Vitelli and Lucio Fortunato}, booktitle={World journal of surgical oncology}, year={2010} }